Thursday, September 03, 2009

Da' Rec n' Crew

Larry 'Spider' Webb on the T.O.H.S. Quad with Dale Poune in BG




10 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

I was but an impressionable lad growing up in Thousand Oaks, Ca. My best friends of Jim Barnett and Wade Henton lived over on Somerset Circle. On their culdesac was another kid, a year older than me, named Jim Craft. Now that kid had an older brother named Tom Craft, and on the corner of the street was another guy named Chuck Johnson. There was also this other kid named Macko.

They were in this band called Marut with Wally Stoltze. I'm not too reminiscent about the details of the band members. I know that Spider Web was in Streetnoise, but I think that another member of Marut was YOU.

When I was 16 years old I jumped into the back of a pickup truck and headed down to gigs at the Troubadour and Starwood to watch Marut play. It was an inspirational moment. Enough the where me and some of my friends worked in pizza restaurants and as delivery kids for a pharmacy in order to save money and start our own band. We called ourselves The Ushers (later became The Users after my brother passed away www.theusers.net)

For some odd reason I googled up Wally Stolze and I found this site. Holy cow, what a flashback to all those incredibly positive experiences of years gone by. I'll never forget the thrill of a time in the mid 90's I was at a jam night with this guy, who complemented me to no end on my abilities. As it turned out, it was Spider Webb and I dove into stories of traveling from party to party to watch whatever band he was in. I'm going to have to link this site.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Dave Fontana said...

Yea Mike, I was playing music again with Wally in Marut (77-78), along with Tom Craft on lead guitar, Jeff Taylor on bass, Chuck Johnson and Brian Engel on drums... great times n' T.O. support playin' in those L.A. clubs.

We probably jammed together back then as well.
Cheers.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous John Chaffin said...

Hello from Virginia... I used to play with Spider and the Streetnoise Band in T.O. We had Spider on the Goldtop, Sandy Martin on the B3, Keith Heinz on drums and myself on the bass. We played The Trubador, The Starwood, Jungleland, The Rock Corporation and a bunch of other venues. Anybody out there remember that band? I'd love to talk with Spider or Keith if anyone knows how to get a hold of them...I remember one gig especially well, a night at the Starwood when Van Halen opened for US!(Kiss discovered V.H. at The Starwood but I dont know which night that was...)If anyone can help me find my old bros, please shoot me an email at www.thewildcardband.com and leave me a message. Much appreciated. John Chaffin

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Streetnoise. I was pretty good friends with Sandy Martin. I knew Keith and Spider, but not real well. The bass player I recall was 'Shadow'. Never knew his real name. Are you Shadow, John?

Chris

8:41 PM  
Anonymous John Chaffin said...

Hey Chris, I replaced Shadow in Streetnoise. My brother Bill started up Jungleland and of course Streetnoise got a foot in the back door and played a bunch of gigs there. Spider, Kieth, Sandy and I had a great time back then, does anyone remember the Jungleland gigs? Once again, I'd love to chew the fat with Spider if ANYONE knows how to get a hold of him! Sure do miss the good ol' days of yesteryear...Peace to all of you!

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John...I managed to see a gig or two at Jungleland! I loved that old place. I used to cut some of the bamboo and make flutes out them. lol. Those were the days, huh? As far as where are those guys...I don't know either. I haven't heard from Sandy in years. I moved to Norcal way back when and lost touch. Do you know where Sandy is, ended up?

Thanks.

Ps...I still have some of the old streetnoise music. Had it on cassette.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Just knew him as Larry. Spyder came later. Spent many a nigh at the Whiskey watching Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, ZZ Top, and Free. If you are out the remember the night we broke down on the Ventura Frwy? Priceless! Jack

7:47 PM  
Blogger Inside Out said...

in case anyone is interested, I posted a song of Streetnoise on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRYdAcPxDYM&feature=youtube_gdata

11:16 AM  
Blogger Inside Out said...

and a couple more streetnoise songs... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQc_0qlfKfA&feature=youtube_gdata

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhBK7272Kow&feature=youtube_gdata

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys, Im george webb spiders brother who set up the gigs at troubador and starwood, rock concert( where we played with canned heat) Spider is in newbury park still, you can email me at gwebb91349@yahoo.com and I will get message to spider, I am looking for any copies of old streetnoise material I still have the spider webb album done in bruce jacksons studio with a couple of songs off of the haji tapes

george webb

9:59 AM  

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